Quoting Katie Jepson:" I'm sorry but this made me seriously laugh...I'm glad no one saw me lol. This poor kid was angry the ... [snip!] ... pregnant. Hopefully I sleep tonight and my doctor has a heart and let's me take the last week off befoe I have the baby lol."
It's ok, it makes me laugh when I think about it too. I had shorts and a tank top on and got covered in mud. I had to go in the gas station and use their sink and a bunch or paper towels to clean myself off. lol
As far as the mucus plug goes - I know history says it doesn't mean anything, but I think it can mean something too - I lost mine at 37weeks, and my water broke the next morning, he was born 8 hours later.
It's a good sign that your cervix is thinning like that. I was dilated to a 1 and 80% effaced for almost a month, the day he was born (I had an OB visit literally an hour before my water broke) I was at a 3 and 100% effaced.
Sounds like you're close!